Twitch streamer ‘Edisonparklive’ set out to break a world record on the platform by broadcasting the most hours streamed in a 30 day period - and he ended up melting hearts in the process.
Edisonparklive streamed a grand total of 541 hours, seven minutes, and 54 seconds within a grueling month-long period, nearly causing his body to “shut down” due to a lack of sleep and constant broadcasting.
However, he made sure to tease fans with a “grand prize” toward the end of his stream - which turned out to be a major surprise for his longtime girlfriend, Leslie.
Edison presented Leslie with a Rubik’s cube, which he had gifted her after their first month of dating.
The cube had initially been missing colors, symbolizing the fact that they still had a lot to learn about each other; however, Edison had secretly painted them in, hiding his mother’s wedding ring inside the cube to symbolize how close they had grown throughout their relationship in a tear-jerking proposal.
At first, Leslie appeared not to believe Edison, asking if he were “trolling” her, as he'd pranked her with fake proposals before. However, Edison’s proposal was serious, resulting in an emotional moment between the couple to conclude his record-breaking broadcast.
Although Edison claimed that he’d begun the project to learn about himself, he later admitted that he had learned more about his audience in the process, cementing a close relationship with his viewers as a result of his efforts.
“This was more than about beating a stupid number, beating a stupid record,” Edison explained. “...in the amount of time that I spent trying to accomplish this, I learned so much more about myself, so much more about you guys, and so much more about this community and streaming.”
Edison’s April 7 stream was met with celebration across the internet, with commenters congratulating the couple and even joking about the creative lengths he took to make the moment special.
“That’s so cute, I could vomit,” one Redditor jokingly said of the proposal.
“How the fuck am I supposed to compete with people like this?” another asked.
Thank you to everyone who's reached out with all of your love, kindness, and support. Your words mean the world to us and this wouldn't have been possible without you all.— Edison Park (@edisonparklive) April 7, 2019
Now it's time for me to get the best sleep of my life. Good night.
While Edison "guaranteed" that his record would soon be broken in the following months, his stream stands out as a major testament to his relationship with Leslie, marking a heartwarming moment in Twitch’s history.